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Sinai Health System Clinical Pharmacist in Chicago, Illinois

Clinical Pharmacist:

The Clinical Pharmacist - General Medicine is a part of our rotating clinical pharmacist team. This position is responsible for providing and coordinating pharmaceutical care services, including drug distribution and drug therapeutics (selection, monitoring).

Clinical Pharmacist responsibilities encompass:

  • Medication Order Management

  • Reviews medication orders for completeness and appropriateness, including indication, patient-specific attributes that warrant individualization of therapy (or avoidance of therapy entirely) and drug / food interactions

  • Reviews medical record for patient response, occurrence of adverse events, and omission of therapies

  • Executes departmental protocols, clinical and operational. Effectively utilizes guidelines and procedures to optimally impact patient care

  • Documents medication interventions

  • Conducts medication histories and medication reconciliation when needed

  • Provision of Decentralized Pharmaceutical Care

  • Units: general medicine, surgery, cardiology, rehabilitation-medicine, psych

  • Serves as a medication expert to unit staff. Intervenes before or at the time of ordering of medications

  • Attends patient care rounds, when appropriate

  • Transitions of care. Provide the transitions of care for the patient, from medication history & reconciliation through the post-discharge period

  • Contributes to pharmacy quality and medication safety initiatives: reporting of ADRs, medication errors and other issues/concerns

  • Oversees workflow, complies with protocols/policies & procedures/guidelines and works collaboratively with both pharmacy and hospital staff to optimally meet the medication needs of the patient

  • Serves as a resource for physicians, nurses, hospital staff, and patients regarding medication therapy

Further opportunities include:

  • Precepting IPPE & APPE

  • Precepting PGY1 Residents

  • Professional development and advancement program for the Pharmacist team

Pharmacy Department

With a focus on comprehensive medication safety provisions and clinical pharmacy initiatives, the Inpatient Pharmacy has an innovative practice and significant automation throughout the medication management system. As a teaching facility, we are especially dedicated to ongoing educational opportunities within the department. We precept IPPE & APPE students from several colleges of pharmacy, and have a PGY1 Residency program as well as a PGY2 Administration Residency program. Additionally, there are significant teaching opportunities within the department and within the numerous medical residency programs in our health system. The department deploys several specialists and pharmacists to the patient care units as part of our patient-centered care model.

Sinai Health System

  • Sinai Health System provides an integrated care delivery model across four hospitals and several Sinai Medical Group clinics throughout Chicago and the near west suburbs.

  • Mount Sinai Hospital is a 319 bed Level I trauma academic medical center with specialty services including Cardiovascular Services, Cancer Care Center, Primary Stroke Center, Chest Pain Center, Orthopedics, Diabetes and Geriatrics. The Emergency Department at Mount Sinai receives almost 60,000 patient visits each year.

  • Sinai Children's Hospital is a 74 bed facility which includes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Pediatric Intensive Care unit. Sinai Children's Hospital is located at Mount Sinai Hospital.

  • Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a 102 bed facility with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for adults and children.

  • Holy Cross Hospital is a 274 bed community safety-net hospital with specialty services including inpatient Rehabilitation, Hospice and a Primary Stroke Center. The Emergency Department at Holy Cross remains very busy, receiving the second highest number of ambulance runs in the city of Chicago.

Shifts/Hours Rotation:

  • Decentralized primarily

  • Rotation: central, evenings, weekends